• Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Receives Chamber Week Proclamation and Shares

    January 27, 2020
    HONOLULU - The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) joined chamber leaders from across Hawai‘i at the State Capitol on Friday, January 10th for a Chamber Week proclamation ceremony with Governor David Ige. The proclamation recognizes “the efforts of the Kona-Kohala Chamber in championing the unique needs and challenges of Hawai‘i’s small business community.”
    Chamber Week coincides with the opening of the Hawai‘i’s legislative session and offers activities designed to encourage chamber members and businesses to interact with legislators and become more involved in the legislative process.
    “Chamber Week is an important opportunity for us as we join forces with the other chambers to develop a stronger voice for our members and Hawai‘i’s business community,” said KKCC Executive Director Wendy Laros. “Mahalo to Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i for hosting this week-long series of events.”
    Established in 1968, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit member organization that exist to provide leadership and advocacy for a successful business environment in West Hawaiʻi. Each year, KKCC produces a set of key priorities and position statements designed to improve business opportunity in the region, strengthen the local economy and promote the well-being of the community. Chamber Week provides an opportunity to share KKCC’s priorities with elected representatives at the Hawai‘i State Capitol.
    Crafted by the membership, the KKCC top three priorities include 1) Support for the astronomy industry atop Maunakea and the development of the Thirty Meter Telescope, 2) Support for increased programs and services to provide relief to homeless, 3) Support improvements to Hawaiʻi County’s permitting processes and procedures. In addition, KKCC has a robust list of positions on topics such as agriculture and aquaculture, education and workforce development, energy and the environment, government, health and wellness, infrastructure, innovation and economic development, and the visitor industry. To learn more about KKCC’s 2020 West Hawaiʻi Priorities, go to www.kona-kohala.com/chamber-priorities

    Photo Caption: KKCC Board Chair Porter DeVries and KKCC Executive Director Wendy Laros with Governor David Ige in the Executive Chamber at the Hawai‘i State Capitol.

    Photo Caption: KKCC Board Chair Porter DeVries with Governor Ige and KKCC Executive Director with the Governor’s Chamber Week Proclamation for the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce.

    Photo Caption: KKCC joins forces with Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i and chamber members from across the state for the Walk Around the Capitol on January 16th for Chamber Week 2020.
    Media Contact:
    Seth Feldman, Marketing Coordinator
    Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce
    (808) 329-1758 | marketing@kona-kohala.com
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